FROM PORTLAND: I HEARD THIS DURING HOT YOGA

I’m in a hot yoga bootcamp and the teacher is making us stay in a plank pose for longer than anyone ever should and I want to scream, and yell, and drop to the mat and then she says,

“Look forward. The ground isn’t going anywhere, I promise.”

And I don’t know if it was because the room was heated to 98 degrees, or if I was sweating out too much of my sanity, but that sentence was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard a person say about how we should approach life and carry on when we just want to collapse.

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